Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Mom says......

I have a lot to post about. Reagan's birthday, Christmas, Ryan's Soccer game, Ryan's Birthday (which I forgot my camera). Anyway.....lots. But something happened a couple weeks ago that I've meaning to post about.

Growing up my mom had tons of superstitious theories about certain things. They're cultural I know. Chris heard a lot of them when he was on his mission in Veracruz. Examples: Don't go between hot and cold weather so suddenly because "Te vas a torsed" (Direct translation :you will get twisted) which means get achy joints? I think. Also, Don't cut your hair when the moon is getting smaller because you're hair won't grow back. So growing up we would have to wait for every haircut. Don't shower when you have a cold because you'll stay sick. Chris heard, Don't open the fridge first thing in the morning because you'll get sick. Don't eat an avocado and get mad because you'll die. Ericka believes in the "Don't shampoo your carpets barefoot because you'll get a sore throat.

So anyway, we went over to my mom's house and they had a fresh plates of carnitas (shredded pork)! YUMMY! It was around 8:30 pm when we went over and Reagan, of course, begins to sample it and loves it. My mom then says, "kids shouldn't eat pork late at night." I laughed and said why? She says, "I don't know....I just don't like it." Whatever mom. So we all continue to finish the pork, even Ryan and Reagan.
Warning.....graphic content!
Later on that night......it's about 2 am. Reagan comes into my room very quietly but climbs into bed with me. I immediately notice she's wet, but she's being very quiet with an embarrassed look on her face. I go to her room to get her a change of pajamas and as I walk in their room, I smell the strongest smell of pee I have ever smelled. WOW! I go back to my room and begin changing Reagan. I take her pants and underwear off and put a new pair of underwear on and begin to put her pants on....then my hand grabs something.....what is it?........a freakin TERD! I scream, waking Chris up. Then I compose myself and finish cleaning her up and change her sheets and disinfect her mattress and she went back to sleep in her bed.

So....don't let your kids eat pork at night because they will pee and poop their pants.

11 comments:

Sabra said...

Point taken. I love little night time surprises!

mrs t said...

AAAHHHHH!! HA HA HA HA!! No more pork! SO so so funny! Finding turds is always a treat- especially when you unknowingly grab em. I love the poop stories:)!

Gabriela Hull said...

That's funny. Reminds me of stuff I hear in the branch. My favorite?

After Joshua was born a sister from the branch came to visit me and I asked her if she wanted to hold him. She said that she couldn't because it was that time of the month for her. I asked her why that mattered and she said that if a woman who is on her period holds a baby in the first six weeks then that baby will be a grunter. I told her he already grunted and she said someone must have already held him while they were on their period.

I tried not to laugh and said ok. I then told my mom and she said that had happened to me when I was a baby. Her mom told her that the only way to cure a grunting baby was to take the baby to a twin and have him cut up a dirty shirt and tie a strip around the wrist. She did that to me and I stopped grunting. Go figure.

FarFam said...

That is disgusting. Maybe I don't want to potty train Lauren!! And I will skip feeding her pork. I read Gabby's comment. Kylee is a grunter too, sooo...you are a twin and I can find a dirty shirt...let's try it!!

Tia said...

okay that is funny, sick but funny!

alison said...

You are hillarious, I will definitely avoid feeding my kids pork late at night, that is so gross, but pretty funny! Did Chris laugh when you told him, or was he too tired?

Bryan said...

You should totally consider posting all of these little tidbits of info. Consider it a PSA. I've been sick for 2 weeks now. I've showered everyday. No wonder!

Meagan said...

That is so funny! i am so so sorry it happened to you!

Rose Jamieson said...

I nearly peed and pooped my pants reading this! So hilarious! Though I'm sure it wasn't funny in the moment...sorry it happened.

ramirezinthesun said...

Hahaha I am laughing so hard I have tears in my eyes!!! That is so funny!!

ramirezinthesun said...

I was told very similar things growing up in a hispanic home. There was always a comment for the way I was holding or feeding Adrian but the funniest thing I recently heard was from my dad... "Dont walk bare foot after giving birth cause you will get fat!"